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rachg8r
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June 21, 2014 6:41 pm  

I am relocating to STJ in August. I currently have Netflix and Hulu. Will the internet connection in STJ support the steaming of these sights? I want to know if it is worth keeping these subscriptions when we move.


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speee1dy
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June 21, 2014 8:05 pm  

i know that it is on stx and i am pretty certain on stj also


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SkysTheLimit
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June 21, 2014 8:06 pm  

Yes
Call Broadband VI


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CruzanIron
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June 21, 2014 8:42 pm  

rachg8r, how much do you pay for your internet service?


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OptimusPrime
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June 21, 2014 9:43 pm  

Renting in STX with innovative cable internet and use my kindle to watch Netflix and Amazon Prime streaming every night after wife goes to bed because TV is too close to bedroom and keeps her awake. I have had very few problems with streaming speed, although on a few nights the internet has gone dark for short spells.


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June 22, 2014 3:57 pm  

The answer is, "It depends." It depends on your ISP (whose availability depends on where you rent your apartment). It depends on the Internet traffic and weather conditions on the day and time you want to have blazing-fast Internet for streaming. It depends on whether your ISP is experiencing technical issues at that time.

Most days streaming works. Some days streaming works only on very low resolutions. Some days you're just plain in for disappointment. I'd suggest keeping your subscriptions for now and see how they do when you arrive.

Also be aware that depending on your ISP, some services consider this a non-US address (don't get me started) and will cancel your subscription if they find out you have moved.


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Afriend
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June 22, 2014 4:22 pm  

Also be aware that depending on your ISP, some services consider this a non-US address (don't get me started) and will cancel your subscription if they find out you have moved.

In that case you can subscribe to a "proxy service" like www.unblock-us.com and Netflix will think you are on US mainland.


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June 22, 2014 4:49 pm  

In that case you can subscribe to a "proxy service" like www.unblock-us.com and Netflix will think you are on US mainland.

... which will also slow your connection further, in my experience.


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rachg8r
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June 22, 2014 9:21 pm  

rachg8r, how much do you pay for your internet service?

Nothing yet since I am not on STJ. I am sure its not going to be cheap.

Thanks to everyone for the information. I am super excited about this move and these little bits of information are very helpful.


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CruzanIron
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June 22, 2014 11:41 pm  

How much do you pay NOW, where you are streaming Netflix. And what speed are you paying for?


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Ericw
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June 22, 2014 11:49 pm  

It depends on what area will you be in on STJ? Certain areas do not have access to Broadband VI. Mostly all locations will have access to Innovative DSL via a land line phone, which is slow. Broandband VI at best will give you around 10 mbs download if you are in a good area with clear line of site to a broadcast tower. During peak hours I have seen it reduce down to below 1 mbs. Speeds are apparently increasing with the new fiber lines that were installed.


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sttanon
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June 27, 2014 3:20 am  

Even the old DSL from Innovative will do Netflix streaming as well as Hulu.... Had both the second they were available in the islands and that was when netspeed was at most around 1 meg


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Mixie
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June 27, 2014 12:37 pm  

Whatever ISP you sign up with, make sure you have a "trial" period. Monitor performance during that time.


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